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Video: N.J. State Police Suspend Troopers In High-Speed Escort

April 24, 2012  | 

VIDEO: N.J. Troopers Escort Racers

The New Jersey State Police on Monday suspended two troopers who escorted a luxury car club at speeds exceeding 100 mph on the Garden State Parkway.

Those suspended include Sgt. 1st Class Nadir Nassry, an assistant station commander at the Totowa substation, and Trooper Joseph Ventrella, assigned to a tactical patrol unit.

Nassry, 47, and Ventrella, 28, will likely "face serious discipline," Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a statement obtained by the Star-Ledger.

The Star-Ledger initially reported complaints about the March 30 escort in which witnesses said they saw two State Police patrol cars with their emergency lights flashing driving in front of and behind the southbound caravan, which included dozens of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other vehicles, all with their license plates covered with tape. One witness dubbed the escort "Death Race 2012."

Gov. Chris Christie called the speeding caravan escort "a dumb thing to do."

Tags: New Jersey State Police, Police Escorts, Officer Misconduct


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

Franklin @ 4/25/2012 3:44 AM

Nice going! What is the matter with you guys? Idiots, your lucky there was no accidents.

jason v @ 4/25/2012 4:01 AM

Would the police have escorted the hybrid prius club? Doubt it

Juan 10-13 @ 4/25/2012 6:08 AM

somebody stepped on a carrot!!!! They obviously didn't THINK this one out thoroughly!

Dan @ 4/25/2012 6:24 AM

Typical! A couple of idiots like this gives all cops a bad rep. No excuse!! If they are not fired and prosecuted, things went too easy on them.

Carlson1038 @ 4/25/2012 8:39 AM

The truth went something like this:
"Hey, you want to drive a Lamborghini?"
"yeah!"
"Fine, just let me drive your Police car with the lights on."
"Sure, what could go wrong?"

Independent new jersey es @ 4/17/2013 1:15 PM

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